Posted July 30th 2012 at 10:04 am by
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An Interview with a Hmong Tour Guide

When I met Zao, she was wearing a trendy graphic t-shirt underneath her traditional indigo-dyed clothing and had her long hair tied in a loose knot on top of her head. Zao is a 17-year-old tour guide, experienced in leading groups on mountain treks to Black Hmong villages in Vietnam. This is her story.

An interview with Zao in Sa Pa by taurindb





The new road to Lao Chai village, in construction.


A child’s drawing of her home in the mountains.

Post and photos by Sewon Chung. Field recordings by Taurin Barrera.

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